REAL-ALE enthusiasts are calling on those who love their local to get behind National Pubs Week.

Research by Camra, the Campaign for Real Ale, revealed that 26 British pubs close every month.

One recent example near Huddersfield is the Brown Cow at Scammonden, set to be converted to homes.

Camra said the loss of pubs costs many communities their social hub and deprived residents of a place to meet and socialise.

In an effort to combat the trend, Camra is asking residents to rally behind their local during National Pubs Week, which started on Saturday.

Pub-goers are being urged to sign up to the Adopt a Pub scheme.

Tony Jerome, Camra's marketing manager, said: "If you feel a pub near you could benefit by taking part in National Pubs Week activities then please order a free promotional pack on their behalf.

"Maybe you would like to talk to them about ways they can promote trade throughout the week by holding events and activities that will draw in customers."

The kits contain posters, beermats and public relations set.

To receive a pack contact Cressida Feiler at Camra HQ on 01727 789431 or email cressida.feiler@